Patches Kennedy Calls Martha Coakley “Marcia”

Rhode Island Congresman Patrick “Patches” Kennedy made his own gaffe of the campaign by calling Martha Coakley “Marcia” during an interview with the National Journal.

Rep. Patrick Kennedy (D-RI), speaking with a gaggle of reporters after the event, said that while state Sen. Scott Brown (R) offers voters a quick fix, in reality, the problems created by “George Bush and his cronies” are not so easily solved.

“If you think there’s magic out there and things can be turned around overnight, then you would vote for someone who could promise you that, like Scott Brown,” Kennedy said. “If you don’t, if you know that it takes eight years for George Bush and his cronies to put our country into this hole … then you know we have a lot of digging to do, but some work needs to be done and this president’s in the process of doing it and we need to get Marcia Coakley to help him to do that.”

Jessica Van Sack of the Boston Herald was there for the interview with Patches and she says she doesn’t recall him saying “Marcia” at any time during the interview.  

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